Press Releases

Media Contact:
Sharon Oddy
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
+1 732 699-5130
soddy@iconectiv.com

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Registered Caller Offers Companies Expanded Options to Take Advantage of STIR/SHAKEN for Verifying Caller Information

Today, the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) announced a new era of STIR/SHAKEN functionality, expanding caller ID authentication reach with the use of delegate certificates and by allowing Resp Orgs to directly join the SHAKEN ecosystem. Registered Caller—the collaborative industry initiative facilitated by CTIA and iconectiv—will operationalize this process by providing a trusted, industry-backed, centralized telephone number registry that service providers and certification authorities can use to verify phone number information.
Oct 20, 2021
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With Communications-Related Fraud on the Rise, Analyst Report Examines Identity Theft and Consumer Protection in the US

Despite the numerous advantages and benefits that networks and digital devices bring, they inadvertently open up new avenues for fraud. A special report from Technology Research Institute entitled, “The 2021 State of Communications-Related Fraud, Identity Theft & Consumer Protection in the USA,” discusses the multi-layered blanket of security that provides timely—often real-time—protection from new, digital-enabled fraud threats, identity theft and account takeovers.
Oct 5, 2021
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The Challenges and Opportunities of SHAKEN Going Global

Translation of telecommunication services to foreign lands may take some time to progress and evolve into a maintained functional system. This is the case with SHAKEN as its state-of-the-art blocking of traffic from voice service providers not listed in the Robocall Mitigation Database may lead to numbers from different countries to be seen as robocalls. In this panel at the STIR/SHAKEN Summit, experts from ATIS, Fierce Wireless, iconectiv, Microsoft and Twilio discussed what service providers must do to prepare for the  FCC’s September 28 deadline.
Sep 21, 2021
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How to Detect and Protect Against One-Ring “Wangiri” Fraud

Creating an illegal $1.82 billion industry, “Wangiri” fraud, also known as one-ring scam, targets unassuming victims by intentionally hanging up after one ring in the hope people call back—charging them at a premium rate. As part of Conecta Latam’s Telco Transformation Digital Summit and Virtual Expo, iconectiv’s Juan Carlos Ortiz, Principal for Corporate Business Development, will explore how iconectiv’s TruNumber Protect helps enable telephone companies enhance their call-blocking analytics to identify and prevent illegitimate calls before they reach customers.
Sep 17, 2021
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A Successful Pilot: iconectiv, CTIA, Metaswitch and Verizon Address the Benefits of a Centralized Industry Registry for Verifying Voice Calls

Lack of caller verification is one of the largest problems that is causing individuals to not answer their phone. If they do not see who is calling them then they are less likely to pick up at all. With calls answered rates reaching the lowest it has ever been in a long time, it is to the upmost importance that proper authentication gets back into phone calls. Executives from CTIA, iconectiv, Metaswitch and Verizon covered a recent trial run of Registered Caller™ at the 2021 STIR/SHAKEN Summit and conversed about what it will offer to fix the declining answered rates.
Sep 8, 2021
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AT&T, CTIA and iconectiv Discuss Efforts to Mitigate robocalls in the U.S.

With the rise of unwanted robocalls, ignored or blocked legitimate calls have a negative impact on U.S. companies and consumers. To solve this challenge, iconectiv in partnership with CTIA created Registered Caller™—the industry-backed centralized registry for verifying voice calls. Registered Caller ensures that business entities and the telephone numbers they use get vetted, registered and verified, helping prevent legitimate calls from getting blocked or flagged as spam. In this Network Media Group panel, experts from AT&T, CTIA and iconectiv explore how this helps maintain the integrity of one of our most vital methods of communication—voice calls—by providing voice service providers with a single source of truth for verified caller information.
Aug 25, 2021
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iconectiv Recognized for Exceptional Robocall Mitigation Technology that Restores Trust Across Voice Communications

iconectiv’s TruReach Certify have been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by TMC. One of TMC’s most coveted awards, it honors the forward thinking that TruReach Certify brings to the telecommunications industry as the first deployment of a STIR/SHAKEN-based robocall mitigation solution. Through the implementation of TruReach Certify, consumers have confidence that the information displayed on their devices is legitimate, empowering them to make educated decisions when answering calls.
Aug 12, 2021

In the news

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What is STIR/SHAKEN's impact on robocalls?

The Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) / Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using tokens (SHAKEN) framework gives phone companies the tools needed to cryptographically sign and verify calling parting information to help mitigate illegal robocalls.
Sep 9, 2021
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Special Report: The 2021 State of Communications-Related Fraud, Identity Theft & Consumer Protection in the USA

Networks and digital devices bring both conveniences and new avenues for fraud. In 2020 alone, an overwhelming 4.7 million consumers reported fraud cases to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Technology Research Institute in partnership with iconectiv released a report—The 2021 State of Communications-Related Fraud, Identity Theft and Consumer Protection in the USA— which examines the complicated nature of today’s fraud and what consumers and service providers alike could do to better protect themselves.
Sep 8, 2021
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Three Steps Toward Securing Software Supply Chains

Computer code is the foundation for every piece of technology, including businesses and services. Add to that, many customers assume that if a software or firmware update comes from the vendor, it’s safe to install, creating a target attack surface for hackers and other bad actors. Michael Iwanoff, Chief Information Security Officer, gives three informative tips on how businesses can secure themselves to better their supply chains.
Aug 30, 2021
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Registered Caller™ & Centralized Telephone Number Registry

With the rise of unwanted robocalls, ignored or blocked legitimate calls have a negative impact on U.S. companies and consumers. In a virtual summit hosted by The Network Media Group, iconectiv’s Chief Technology Officer Chris Drake, alongside experts from AT&T and CTIA addressed the importance of an industry-backed centralized telephone number registry to help maintain the integrity of one of our most important methods of communication – voice calls.
Aug 24, 2021
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Trusted Conversations: Managing the Complexity of 5G Rollouts with TruOps Common Language

Managing the complexity of 5G rollouts is possible – and the industry is at a critical inflection point where 5G deployment is supporting dramatic changes in the services being made available to customers. The benefits of utilizing a common nomenclature in the evolution and deployment of new facilities-based network ecosystems and the virtual components upon which these technologies rely are discussed in IDC’s white paper, “Accelerating 5G Rollouts.”
Aug 20, 2021
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SHAKEN Goes Global: Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers and Regulators Outside of the U.S.

The FCC September 28 mandate is quickly approaching, and many are wondering what that will mean for inbound calls to the United States. While the purpose of the Robocall Mitigation Database (RMD) registration mandate is to protect American consumers, the rules impact foreign networks and may cause unintended consequences for American travelers, offshore contact centers and branch offices located outside of the U.S. hoping to send voice traffic to residential and business subscribers in the United States.
Aug 16, 2021
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A Common Nomenclature Enables Faster Rollouts of 5G and New Business Models for IoT and More

5G’s expansion has been going at full force for some time now. But still some service providers aren’t as up to speed as some of the others. Certain providers have taken up the business model of capitalizing on 5G, MEC and NVF to maximize scalability, flexibility and operational efficiency while enabling new services and revenue streams. In this article iconectiv’s director of product management, Sharon Dileo, discusses how proper business models could help rollout 5G in a timely manner.
Aug 11, 2021

Events

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Common Language IAB &TAG Meeting

The Common Language International Advisory Board (IAB) and Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) will be held in Scottsdale AZ, on October 25th, 26th and 27th. The advisory board discusses topics impacting the telecommunications industry, while the TAG session addresses day–to-day operational concerns in regard to specific code sets identified to satisfy subscriber business requirements.
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Common Interest Group on Routing and Rating Working Group (CIGRR)

iconectiv will host the fourth quarter Common Interest Group on Rating and Routing (CIGRR) work group session in Scottsdale Arizona, on October 25th – 27th, 2022. This three-day meeting provides a forum for CIGRR to recommend advanced direction to the TruOps Telecom Routing Administration (TRA). TRA is the primary source of numbering, routing, and rating data in support of an intercompany information exchange process for the telecommunications industry. TRA provides data and services for the…